“This was the biggest climate change rally in US history,” said 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben. “By our count, 50,000 people gathered by the Washington Monument and then marched past the White House, demanding that President Obama block the Keystone XL pipeline and move forward toward climate action.”
“You are the movement, and the movement is our best chance at making a difference on climate change.”
Many Mainers were part of the largest climate rally in history down in Washington, DC on Sunday.
Those not able to attend were there in spirit and others in southern Maine joined a solidarity rally held in Monument Square in Portland.
At 12 Noon on Sunday, February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history. Join this historic event to make your voice heard and help the president start his second term with strong climate action.
For complete details and updates check our event page for the rally here.
350 Maine encourages all Mainers who want to attend the rally in DC to do so and we’ll post all the best information here regarding buses, event schedules, etc.
What: The largest climate rally in history. Where: The National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Including a march to the White House When: February 17, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m. Best general info: Forward on Climate
Here are the best available details for those hopeful to travel from Maine:
Chartered Buses: Currently, Maine’s chapter of the Sierra Club is organizing two buses from Portland to Washington, DC. You can see details about the trip and signup to reserve your seat here. We encourage all those planning to attend to sign up ASAP, so that additional buses can be added if the numbers dictate. (If you have any questions, you may call the SC chapter office at 207-761-5616 or email email@example.com.)
MegaBus: Is a bus ticketing service if you’d like to make your own plans, click here.
Amtrak: Take the train. Info for the Downeaster (Maine to Boston), click here . For Amtrak from Boston, click here.
Rideshare: This RideBuzz page has been set up to help people find and coordinate rides for the Forward on Climate rally. Check it out here. (We may also set up a Maine rideshare site for catching the bus in Portland or creating a caravan, so check back for that.)